“ the Met artists unanimously spoke: magnificent space “Dmitry Butkevich tells about the First Kiev modern art biennial in the museum centre “ a mystetsky Arsenal “. The basic advantage of a platform is the huge territory. Now some space even is empty, as there were no works of art, but here quite comfortably feel huge svetomuzykalnye installations.
as I already spoke, the small photo album from opening of the First Kiev can be seen modern art biennial on my page in Facebook Butkevich936. Now I want to share verbally the first impressions. All met familiar Russian and Ukrainian artists unanimously spoke: magnificent space! The Arsenal building, to be exact, military warehouses of the end of a XVIII-th century, is located directly opposite to Kievo - the Pechersky Monastery so our circulation on territory was almost constantly accompanied by a melodious peal.
two floors occupied under the basic project of Biennial with the name “ the Best times. The worst times “ occupy 20 thousand in sq. m of the area. Sometimes that also many marked, works of art at all did not suffice for filling of walls and corners. But this business, of course, acquirable. But as harmoniously looked in these halls of 12 zodiac signs performed by Ah Vejveja or uncountable esesovtsy, generated by Jack`s imagination and Dinosa Chepmenov. And huge svetomuzykalnaja Oleg Kulika`s installation “ the Divine liturgy “ also it was not restricted at all in high spacious halls.
I have asked commissioner Biennale and the director of the museum centre “ a mystetsky Arsenal “ When the idea to spend in Ukraine modern art review for the first time has come. She has answered so: “ We prepared this project practically nine months. Have given birth to the baby, it was possible to give birth and an elephant if preparation went two years. The arsenal promotes any global ideas, very big space, as if the black hole which has involved us and does not let out it. The idea of Biennial has appeared where - that ones and a half - two years ago “.
It is necessary to tell about one: Biennial - action rather zatratnoe. I think, hardly organizers will earn on entrance tickets or on the lecture program which is conducted by Ekaterina Degot much. And here expenses are known, Zabolotnaja to me has sounded them. 38 million grivnas has made the general budget. It about $4,5 million Half has given the state.